John Muir


John Muir


Wanda & Helen [Muir]



cliffs. Heaven bless & keep you my darlings. When you go back to school don't study too hard Nothing you can learn there is worth your health Remember me to your companions & the Crockers.

Ever your affectionate father John Muir

Write to me often Care of Baring Brothers London. England


May 25, 1903

My darlings Wanda & Helen. I hope you are having a delightful time gathering health & knowledge & love of the beautiful world of our Father I told you in a letter from Merced how grand a time I had with the President camping out every night in perfect



solitude. He is the most interesting man I ever had in the mountains He has kindly given me four personal letters to our ambassadors, military & naval officers etc [requesting?] them to and [Sargent?] & me in every way possible. So our ways are made smooth as far as the President can make them.
I arrived in Boston the 23, we sail on the 29th. Hope to see Harriman, Johnson, Gilder & Robin Hood.
How beautiful Hetch Hetchy must be. Take no risks of dangerous fords or crumbling


[Boston, Mass.]

Date Original

1903 May 25


Original letter dimensions: 16 x 24.5 cm.

Resource Identifier


File Identifier

Reel 13, Image 0570

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